Questions tagged [google-docs]

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Convert a field in a Google Spreadsheet document from text to number using a formula ignoring text but keeping numbers

I have a Google Spreadsheet document with a column which contains string data which includes both numbers and text. For example: $39,90 + Tax $69,90 + Tax $20 / month I want to sum all those values, ...
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Script to get user timezone

So my query is as follows. I'm using google docs for a group of friends in a game and I'd like to add a script function to an image of a button that when clicked and permission is granted by the user ...
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writing and reading data from a database [closed]

my name is Bonface, very green in android app development and doing self tuition. Can someone kindly help/refer me to a guide on "to allow one user write into another user's data". For example if one ...
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Google apps - google docs are opening just as a desktop apps newer in Chroma browser

I am trying to get google docs apps to work from a Chroma browser, the UI always opens a new tab, but as louched the google docs are starting just like a desktop app. The Chroma is opening a new tab ...
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Can I use notification feature in Google Docs like it is available for Google Sheets?

Google Sheets has a feature called notification, is that feature available for Google Docs as well?
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How to bulk transfer ownership of Google docs inside a Google drive?

I created a Google drive folder to which I gave an access to multiple people. These people have created sub folders inside this and have created multiple Google docs inside these. They are now the ...
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Formatting math formulas in Google Docs -nesting multiple levels of superscript and subscript

Does anyone know if Google Docs supports nested superscripts and subscripts like the following?     Ax3     Cx2 When I try it using the Format->Text menu ...
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Update a Template in an Organization's Template Gallery

I need to update a Google Document that appears in my organization's Google Docs template gallery. I am an owner of the document but I don't see a way to edit the version that is in the template ...
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Google Docs export to HTML keeping Math symbols

Scenario: I am using Google Docs to ellaborate explanations about mathematical topics. There is a lot of text involved, and there also is a lot of maths involved. Google Docs offers a native math ...
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Variable in the google document

I have a large google document I'm working on. There is the same text there that used in many places. It is changed sometimes as the document evolves. I'd like to have some way to change it ...
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Cannot get rid of some space/margins

I'm working on my resume in Google Docs (Word processing) and I'm trying to add my name + personal information at the top, but I'm seeing a line of space above it. As you can see, I'm trying to get ...
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Change display name on Google Docs invitation to edit

Whenever I share a Google Docs/Sheets etc it always shows email@example.com has invited you to edit I would like it to show My name has invited you to edit I know this is possible, but I do ...
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How to use Google Docs “text to speech” feature

How can i get Google Docs to do "text to speech" Ive selected the text, gone to "accessibility > speak selection" but nothing happens.
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How do I open a Google Docs file (Docs, Sheets, etc) in Firefox?

When I try to open a Google Docs file from my Google Drive folder on my Windows 10 computer, it opens in Firefox in a new tab but it shows: {"url": "https://docs.google.com/open?id=xxxxxx", "doc_id": ...
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How do I open a webpage in Google Docs?

I would like to open this page (with its images) from a URL and edit a copy in Google Docs. The URL does not require authentication. How do I do this? Saving it creates an HTML file plus a folder, ...
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How to Add RTL Tables to a Google Document

As I'm trying to format google doc tables and in reference to this thread I was able to add some formatting to the header row, to the table data and was able to create a doc in a landscape layout. ...
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Google Docs self-user cursor

Apologies for the confusing title, I'm not entirely sure how to describe the thing I'm having a problem with. I was signed into Google Docs yesterday to work on a paper. I've just signed in again ...
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Embed Google Spreadsheet table Withing Google Document when data contains dates

I found a great script here that will add a Google Sheet table to my Google Doc. function onOpen() { DocumentApp.getUi() .createMenu('Custom') .addItem('Update Data', '...
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How can I create an XMind mind map from a Google Docs list?

I have an (numbered) list in a Google Doc that I would like to represent in a diagram. I understand that several mind map creation tools support the transformation of outlines and bulleted or numbered ...
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How to make SUMIF not default to 0 but to blank in Google Sheets?

My goal is to sum values in a row if they are present and leave the cell empty it there are no values. I used a formula: =SUMIF(A1:C1; "<>"; A1:C1) - but Google Sheets inserts a default value 0 -...
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how to insert url parameter into a google docs document like a template doc?

i have a google docs (like a basic letter). in this document i place strings like %parameter1% %parameter2% and %parameter3%. is there a way to share this document and replace the strings %% by the ...
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Find and Replace Alternative

I have a Google Doc that our company uses as a template with a variable being referred to several times on different pages. This is the same variable and so its value is the same on each page. If I ...
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Pasting from Google Docs into WordPress adding unnecessary formatting

Simply copying and pasting from google docs into wordpress adds tons of this: <span style="font-weight: 400px"> throughout the wordpress post/page.
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How to add text to Google Docs with VBscript?

I searched everywhere, but I could not find a close solution. I want to send (write) text to my Google Document with VBscript (script.vbs) code from my computer. Please offer a solution. With lua code,...
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Refresh preview image of hyperink in Google Docs

I've got a nice resume going in Google Docs, with a hyperlink to my GitHub account. For years the account showed a silly profile photo, now I've updated it to something more professional. But the ...
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Shade Google Docs background of editor?

When working in Google Docs, I can barely see the edge of the page when I am in Print layout mode. Is there a way to change the background, the region OFF the page, so I can see the edge of the page ...
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Is it possible to embed text or content from one Google Doc to another?

Say I have a paragraph written in Document A: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, ...
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Software that would convert Google documents to .docx

Is there a way to convert a Document that you create in Google Docs to .docx or .odt? Edit: To be more specific, I am looking for a software that would be able to archive this.
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Synchronize headers and footers across multiple documents

We have a number of templates in Google Docs that all use the exact same header and footer. Every time we update the header and footer, we have to manually go through each template and update its ...
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Why has Google Docs' grammar check suddenly become so wonky?

I've used Google Docs for journalling for the past year, and never really noticed issues. Recently however, I've noticed that it's been bringing up blue lines under the strangest things. Of course, I ...
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How to set paragraph left space in this case?

I am writing a document and Google Docs changes a left margin below a point of list. I marked on red the difference which I can see. Good spacing under point 12: Wrong spacing under point 13: When ...
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Turn off viewer icons (and names)

I'd like to share a Google file (document/sheet/slide) but have the little viewer color bubbles in the top-right corner disabled such that viewers can't see how many others are viewing concurrently. ...
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In Google, is there an embedded plagiarism checker?

Is there a way to use a plagiarism checker in Google? I am writing a research project and I do not want to have an issue with this.
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How to use keyboard menu navigation in Google Docs to uppercase a selection

I opened the pictured menu by pressing Alt+O, then S, then 1. From there: If I press U, it underlines my selected text, despite the submenu being open. If I click UPPERCASE, it uppercases it instead....
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Google Apps script to convert 1000s of pdfs to Google Docs

Can a Google Apps script be written to convert 1000s of PDFs to Google Docs? Currently you have to open individual PDFs one-by-one "Open with Google Docs" to perform this transformation. This is my ...
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Quantifying the difference between two revisions in a Google Document

Is there any way to quantify the difference between two revisions in a Google Document? (e.g. the number of added/removed/modified characters/words/sentences/lines between two revisions, like we can ...
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Strange spacing issue in Google Document?

I found this nice clean CV Google Docs template here. I would like to replace the name by a 2-column table that includes a name. The problem is, that I cannot remove the space above or below the ...
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How do I make a “published” Google Doc private? [closed]

I'm new to Google Docs. I recently "published to web" one of my Docs as an experiment. However, I don't want anyone to be able to view this webpage, only specified users. The reason why I wanted to ...
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How to open Google docs in new tab in Firefox

When I click a Gdrive item in Firefox it always opens in the current tab. How do I get it to open in another tab. When I click on any other URL it opens in a new tab why not Google docs? In Chrome ...
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How can I reduce the vertical spacing in a Google document's table of contents?

How can I reduce the vertical spacing in a Google document's table of contents? For example, in one of my Google document, the vertical spacing in the table of contents used to be fine: but after ...
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Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets

The shorter question to spare you from reading more than you need to I have a few different formulas for use in conditional formatting with custom formula in Google sheets. They are all roughly 1100 ...
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How to Import or Query a Range from Google Sheets into Google Docs?

I'm using Google Docs, the word processor, and am seeking to import a named range sourced in Google sheets into my Google Docs file. Do the field code feature or any other feature in Google Docs ...
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Shared documents doesn't remove from view in Google Sheets and Docs

I'm trying to delete a file that I have accessed through a link and therefore appears in my Google Docs or Sheets. They are documents that don't appear in my Drive because it has not been explicitly ...
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Can I put a certain word/phrase in front of page numbers automatically in Google Docs?

I know that in Google Docs you can automatically put page numbers on each page and it will update them for you when they get moved. Is there a way to do that but also have a certain word in front? I'm ...
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Google Docs: Is there no way to share Revision history and changes with read-only users?

If this is true then it is very unfortunate ... one of the most useful types of information you disseminate to consumers of your documentation is to be able to easily allow them to see what you have ...
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Strange and annoying math equations in Google Docs

I'm writing a math paper with Docs and I want to insert simple equations. Everything is fine and nice-looking until I began to use the root symbol and fractions. Regarding the root symbol, when I ...
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How to word count multiple documents?

I have a Google Drive folder containing dozens of Google Docs. Is there a way to run a word count on a selection of files (or all of the folder contents), and read either a sum of the counted words ...
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Format Chinese number as numbered list in Google Docs

I would like to use Chinese numbers as numbered list in Google Docs, similar to unanswered question Numbered list with Cyrillic letters, But I can't find any useful options in Format > Bullets &...
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How do I assign tasks in Google Docs?

It used to be possible to assign a task to a user in Google Docs by simply mentioning a user in a comment, but this no longer works. Is there a new way to do this? Has the feature been removed? How ...
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Google Docs: How can I make a vertically numbered list in a table?

I'm trying to create a table that has 2 columns. It should look something like this: Something 5. Something Something 6. Something Something 7. Something Something 8. Something I managed to get the ...

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